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What is a Vehicle’s Trim Level?

Vehicle's Trim Level - Larry Jay BlogFinding the vehicle you want is difficult enough, and adding in multiple trim levels to choose from doesn’t make it any easier. Different trims come with different options, but it doesn’t have to be confusing. Here’s a quick breakdown of the meaning behind a vehicle’s trim level.

Vehicles are generally available in a selection of trim levels, each of which builds on the base model. Upper-tier models might include more technology, better performance, higher efficiency, or come equipped with different packages. Take the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander for example.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander features four trim levels. The Outlander ES 2.4 is the base model and features a standard seven-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive, and Bluetooth® connectivity. The base model is followed by the SE 2.4 and SEL 2.4, both of which build on the features of the ES 2.4.

At the top of the range sits the Outlander GT 3.0 AWC. This top-spec trim comes standard with a V6 engine, multi-view camera system, more advanced safety technologies, and paddle shifters.

That trim level hierarchy remains the same throughout the Mitsubishi lineup. The ES will always serve as the base model, followed by the SE, then SEL, then the top-spec GT trims.

Other automakers follow a similar trim hierarchy. Honda, for example, always starts with an LX base model. Meanwhile, Chevrolet always starts out with an LS trim.

Trim levels are a straightforward system once you get the hang of it! For more information, please visit us at Larry Jay Mitsubishi.

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid | Larry Jay Mitsubishi BlogPlug-in hybrid SUVs have become all the rage in recent years with luxury automakers bringing out their premium models one after another. Unfortunately, nearly all of those SUVs, like the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne, are well out of the price range of the average consumer. Enter the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid.

Starting well under the price of those premium models, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV brings quality and efficiency at an affordable price. Not only does it have a much lower starting price, it’s also eligible for a hefty federal tax credit, plus whatever your state may offer.

Now that we’ve covered just how affordable the new Outlander PHEV is, let’s talk specifications.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV features two full-time electric motors paired with a four-cylinder gasoline engine. A 12 kWh lithium-ion battery pack stores the system’s power. The vehicle recharges using regenerative braking technology, and owners can plug it in at home for overnight charging.

In addition to generating around 197 horsepower, the hybrid powertrain features six regenerative braking modes, an electric-only mode, and Battery Save mode.

Designed for the average driver, the Outlander PHEV brings a standard seven-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and much more.

We here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi are excited to see the brand’s latest hybrid in person!

How Is Trade-In Value Determined?

How Is Trade-In Value Determined? - Larry Jay Mitsubishi BlogWhen you’re ready to buy a new car, one option is to trade in your old one to cover part of the new car’s price. If you’re planning to get rid of your old car anyway, this can be an easy, convenient way to do so. In addition to getting the price taken off of your new purchase, you also have nothing to worry about in terms of liability because the dealer takes care of everything. However, the trade-in value of your car will often be slightly lower than the value of reselling the car on your own, but this difference in value is worth it to many for the sake of convenience.

The trade-in value itself depends on several factors—the same type of factors one would consider when buying a used car. These include make and model, year, mileage, and condition. If you want to figure out what your trade-in value will be, you should start by getting an idea of the car’s market value. You can do this by using a resource like Kelley Blue Book where you will enter the details about your car’s condition. This resource can give you a good idea of what people are paying for a car similar to yours across the board and should give you an idea of what to expect as a trade-in value as well.

To learn more about trade-in value and other financial questions, call us at Larry Jay Mitsubishi.

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Preview

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 - Larry Jay Mitsubishi BlogFor years now, the compact Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback has been an efficient choice for drivers. But starting just last model year, the company introduced the new Mitsubishi Mirage G4, a sedan version of the extremely affordable compact hatchback. The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is just as efficient, just as affordable, and features the same package of useful features as its five-door sibling.

 

In fact, one of the most exciting updates to the new model year for the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 is its new standard features. You can now expect a seven-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, keyless entry, and Bluetooth® wireless connectivity in every model. The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage can also be equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

Additional updates to this model year also include a convenient pass-through trunk, making the cargo space in this compact car even more versatile. Steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls give the Mitsubishi Mirage G4 a modern and thoughtful addition to enjoy on every ride.

We think that everyone who spends their time driving in urban settings or anyone who loves an excellent deal will find that this sedan is a perfect fit. Take the new 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 for a test drive and fall in love with its comforts and conveniences at Larry Jay Mitsubishi.

The Basic Steps to Changing Your Oil

changing your oil - Larry Jay Mitsubishi BlogOne of the most common car maintenance activities is an oil change. Most vehicles need an oil change once every three months or every 3,000 miles, assuming it requires a non-synthetic oil. While our professional staff at Larry Jay Mitsubishi can perform this type of maintenance for you, many drivers prefer to do it themselves. That’s why we’ve put together a post on changing your oil.

According to Edmunds, you’ll need a few tools. This includes a wrench that fits the drain plug, an oil filter wrench, oil drain pan, funnel, a jack, and jack stands. You may also prefer to use latex gloves to protect your hands. You should also have fresh oil and a new oil filter.

First, raise the car using the jack, and secure it using jack stands. Next, position the drip pan under the oil plug. Following this, you can remove the oil plug and let the oil drip from the car into the pan you have under it. You’ll need the pan when removing the old filter as well, as oil will drip from this part of the engine.

Next, replace the drain plug and the new oil filter. Many technicians suggest rubbing the gasket of the new oil filter before installing it to ensure a tight fit.

Finally, fill the car with fresh oil. You may need to check the dip stick a few times to be sure that it’s full. Then, remove the blocks and lower the car. It’s as simple as that.

Fall Car Maintenance: The Basic Checklist

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Fall is the perfect time of year to perform regular maintenance. You can do most of the work yourself, or simply bring your car into Larry Jay Mitsubishi. From changing the oil to checking the brakes, there are some basic things to keep in mind during the autumn months.

First, according to the Car Connection, you should check your tires when doing fall car maintenance. Tire pressure decreases as the temperature dips, which means you may be riding on low tires. This not only increases the risk of a blowout, but it also decreases fuel economy. Be sure to check tire pressure as soon as possible. Additionally, you should check tire tread using a tread-depth indicator or a simple penny. Invert the penny and place it in the middle of the tread—if you see above Abe Lincoln’s head, you may need new tires.

Next, replace the wiper blades and top off fluids. In addition to changing the oil (which you should normally do every three months or 3,000 miles), be sure to check and top off the coolant, wiper fluid, transmission fluid, power steering, and brake fluid if necessary. Changing the wipers in the fall is suggested because rain and snow are usually less frequent. Why wait until it’s too late?

Finally, check your heater! It can be easy to forget the heater since you’ve been using the A/C all summer, but be sure to check the heater to make sure the element and fan are working properly. These are just some of the many things you can do to help maintain your car for fall.

What to Expect From Mitsubishi in 2018

What to Expect from Mitsubishi in 2018 0- Larry Jay Mitsubishi Blog

The 2017 model year is winding down which means automakers are ready to roll with new and improved 2018 models. Mitsubishi will be putting its 100th anniversary in the backseat as the automaker continues to innovate. Here’s a quick look at what to expect from Mitsubishi in 2018!

As expected, the Japanese brand will unveil new 2018 models for all vehicles except for those that will be leaving the production line. Unfortunately for the Mitsubishi Lancer, the 2017 model year will be its last.

There is reason for excitement and impatience though. A new crossover will join the ranks of the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport in the 2018 model year. The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse slides onto roads with a sport-inspired design, precision handling, and room for the whole family. It isn’t the only change coming to the Mitsubishi crossover lineup though.

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will boast a refreshed designed. The model officially debuted at the New York International Auto Show earlier this year. It heads to dealership showrooms this fall and includes new features and safety technologies.

We here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi can’t wait to see what surprises are in store for the 2018 model year!

Mitsubishi VIP Program

Mitsubishi VIP Program - Larry Jay Mitsubishi Blog

Some companies offer great benefits with discounts on their products while others tend to lack perks altogether. Fortunately, the Mitsubishi VIP Program is proof that the Japanese automaker falls into the former category. Here’s some information about the Mitsubishi VIP Program from us here at Larry Jay Mitsubishi!

What is the Mitsubishi VIP Program?

More vehicle for less money tends to be the standard at Mitsubishi so it only makes sense that the Mitsubishi VIP Program offers exceptional discounts.

There are four categories included in the Mitsubishi VIP Program. They include affiliate and vendor companies, Mitsubishi dealership employees, Mitsubishi Group companies, and employee purchases.

What does it do?

The program allows anyone from a variety of groups, including more than 700 companies, to enjoy special purchase incentives and discounts on new Mitsubishi vehicles. As you can imagine, that’s a lot of people!

Mitsubishi’s generosity doesn’t stop there though. The discounts and incentives are available to immediate family members and retired company employees too!

VIP program members can purchase a new Mitsubishi vehicle for the dealership invoice price minus the VIP program discounts.

How can you enroll?
If you’re an employee, immediate family member of retiree from any of these more than 700 companies, you’re eligible! Simply contact your Human Resources department or stop in at Larry Jay Mitsubishi.

Best Mitsubishi Models for Camping

2015 Mitsubishi OutlanderSummer is here, which means plenty of fun-filled days spent outdoors. And if you love the outdoors, you probably love camping. Here are some ideal Mitsubishi models for camping so that you can have the ultimate summer adventure.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The Outlander Sport is the ideal crossover. It’s the in-between size that’s sure to fit your camping gear. A roomy cargo area leaves room for a small or large tent plus chairs, blankets, and any other must-have camping gear. Plus its “sporty” suspension is sure to handle off-roads like a pro.

Mitsubishi Outlander

If you’re going for a big camping adventure, you’ll want the big space that comes with the Outlander. This SUV has 63.3 cubic feet of space with all seats down, leaving plenty of room for camping cargo. But if you want to bring friends, no problem! With versatile seating, there’s room for friends and their gear.

Mitsubishi Mirage

More of a solo adventure-seeker? The Mitsubishi Mirage’s hatchback leaves room for a small tent and a chair and will get you to your getaway, fast.

In need of the perfect camping car? Come down to Larry Jay Mitsubishi today and we’ll help you find one!

What Is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

2017 Mitsubishi LancerThere are lots of choices to make when it comes to buying a new car. One of the biggest choices to make it whether to buy a new or used car. But did you know you can compromise? A Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is the best of both worlds.

So first of all, you’ll want to know what “Certified Pre-Owned”, or “CPO”, means. The “pre-owned” part means that the car has been previously owned by somebody else. However, the “certified” part is what makes it different from a used car. Before being considered a Mitsubishi CPO car, every potential vehicle must first go through a strict evaluation.

First, a car must be less than five years old and have less than 60,000 miles on it. After that, it has to go through a 123-point inspection to meet the tough requirements of the CPO program.

Something you’ll get with a CPO car that you won’t get with a used car is a warranty. Mitsubishi’s CPO program comes with New Vehicle Limited Warranty and Powertrain Limited Warranty. Plus, you’ll know your car’s history when you buy it thanks to a free vehicle history report.

Certified Pre-Owned cars give you like-new cars all at an affordable price. Come down to Larry Jay Mitsubishi today to check out our CPO collection.

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